Thursday, January 8, 2009

Featured Rescue - Lainey the Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler

When I was younger *enter cheesy music*, we had an Australian Blue Heeler/Border Collie Mix. We got her when I was 4. If you look up the breeds, both suggest not to have with children. They're probably right, but we never had an issue with her herding kids ... if anything, she mothered us. To this day, she was the smartest dog I have owned. Not to mention ... the only dog I have ever trusted explicitly.

When we went to Quebec, the thing I remember most was seeing the Blue Heelers lying on top of the Belgian carriage horses in old Quebec City. Always makes me smile.

Yet that being said, we see a lot of these dogs go through rescue. There are currently 3,005 available listed on Petfinder. They require a lot of work, are high energy and high maintenance dogs ... just like any other herding breed. And, just like any other herding breed, will entertain themselves if you don't "do it" for them.
This is Lainey. She is estimated to be 3 or 4 years old. She is currently in a foster home with 8 children and doing well there. Lainey is located in Temperance, MI. If you can offer Lainey a home, contact The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) and Heeler Rescue of Michigan
(See her sticking out her tongue? - haha)


Mel, Foxtail Farm said...

I see that Lainey has already been adopted :). She's gorgeous. I love my ACD, and she's very good with kids. I take her with me on Cub/Boy Scout camping trips, and she has a great time with all the kids.

DogsDeserveFreedom said...

That was quick! Go Lainey Go